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social engineering

noun
1.
the application of the findings of social science to the solution of actual social problems.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
Related forms
social engineer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for social engineer

social engineering

noun
1.
the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society
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